Monday, October 13, 2008

An Applicious Day

We went to Carter Mountain Orchard today.  A 60 minute drive to Charlottesville produced some great conversation - included some heated political debate and discussion.

The weather was perfect - absolutely beautiful.  Virginia in the fall is spectacular.  

We haven't been on the road much - at least not like we used to, when we made monthly jaunts to Ohio or West Virginia to see Lonnie.  As hard as it seemed at the time, we realize now how much we miss the opportunity for frequent road trips.  Listening to music, reading and napping, having sometimes-intense conversations - it's all part of the fun.  I'm really thankful for a day off and an opportunity to see the countryside.

And pick apples.

Sarah took about 487 pictures.  Here are a few.
The leaves were beautiful; they are just beginning to turn.  Sarah caught a great shot of gold here...

Big Red!  This car has been such a workhorse; close to 200,000 miles and still trucking!  

Syd was literally hanging out the car window as we drove down the mountain.  Sarah encouraged her every step of the way...anything for a photo!


Ah, my girls....

Foraging for fruit...we were lazy pickers, but we ended up with a bag full.
My youngest daughter....

David is never very interested in posing.  But he liked the pumpkins.  We brought one home - all 30 pounds...

3 comments:

Kelley said...

beautiful... the leaves.. the mountains...the pumpkins...the apples... and of course, the Brawleys.. alll beautiful...

Jayne said...

What a fun, fun day! :c)

kimbontrager said...

Ahhh..... thank you for the picture of the leaves! We don't have an abundance of fall color here and I miss it.